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Hi guys need some help please. Finally after 16 years have decided to
upgrade from my 03 R1 to a 2016 R1 just not sure it's really a 2016.
I tried using vin check but can't get a year. JYARN321000002996

Thanks
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According to everything I have just searched is.... that VIN tag is not real. The 10th digit is the model year. That has a zero and in the VIN year breakdown there is no zero, only 1-9 and most of the alphabet. For a 2016 model year it should be a G. I'd stay away from that bike... could be stolen, salvaged... who knows.




 

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yea that looks fake. my vin i believe its supposed to be JYARN and then 40e or 40n for the country code i haven't see three numbers before. my vin tag also has year and month manufactured. does the vin on the sticker even match what's stamped into the frame by the forks?
 

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The thing to do is call your local PD and have them check it and report it. Don't rely on the internet to keep you out of legal troubles.
 

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The vin number is stamped on the frame on the headstock. That number needs to match the sticker.
It should be obvious if it's been screwed with.

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Hi Guys thanks for the replys called Yamaha dealer the number is legit.
It's a 2015 model not 2017 as they advertised..Rode the bike anyway,
Bad Idea as now I really need one:)
 

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There is no way that number is legit with what I posted above. But you can believe whatever you want. Good luck to you!
 

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Seems here in South Africa they are all zeros Just checked my 03 and it is the same zero where the year is but when I do a vin search on that it does show the year. As I'm looking for a 16+ doesn't really matter.😀
 

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@Kevap Different places use different systems, in Japan for example they do not use VIN numbers at all on bikes.
I didn't spot OP was in SA until the last post.
 
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